TEAM NEWS: London Scottish Ready To Face Jersey

01st March 2013

London Scottish have made four changes to their starting XV from the side that defeated Cornish Pirates at the Mennaye Field two weeks ago.

In the back division, Andy Reay is restored at inside centre with PJ Gidlow dropping to the replacements bench. Jamie Stevenson misses out through injury so Richard Bolt starts at scrum half with Ross Samson coming on to the bench.

There is a start for Mark Irish at loosehead prop as he lines up alongside Adam Kwasnicki and Eric Fry in the front row. Alex Karonias begins in the second row alongside Tyler Hotson and the regular back row trio of Ben Russell, Chevvy Pennycook and skipper Mark Bright will continue.

Lewis Thiede comes onto the replacements bench to provide front row cover and there is a spot for the dual-registered Sam Twomey. There is also a return to first team action for winger David Howells, who forms part of a four forwards and three backs split.

London Scottish side to face Jersey at the Richmond Athletic Ground on Saturday 2nd March 2013 (KO 2pm):

15 Jim Thompson; 14 James Love, 13 Oli Grove, 12 Andy Reay, 11 Miles Mantella; 10 Phil Godman, 9 Richard Bolt; 1 Mark Irish, 2 Adam Kwasnicki, 3 Eric Fry; 4 Alex Karonias, 5 Tyler Hotson; 6 Ben Russell, 7 Chevvy Pennycook, 8 Mark Bright (c).


16 Nic Mayhew, 17 Harry Allen, 18 Lewis Thiede, 19 Sam Twomey, 20 Ross Samson, 21 PJ Gidlow, 22 David Howells


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